Dental Anxiety Montclair, CA

Does dental anxiety keep you from visiting the dentist?

If you feel anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist, you are not alone. Many patients suffer from dental anxiety and often avoid receiving the dental care they need because of their fear. Giving into dental anxiety can result in the overall deterioration of your oral health.

Routine dental health exams are essential for keeping your teeth, gums, and jaw viable and healthy. Patients who visit the dentist on a biannual basis tend to experience a lower rate of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Regular wellness exams help Dr. Srikureja catch developing issues early on allowing for more conservative dental treatment.

Compassionate, High-Quality Dentistry Montclair, CA

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Dr. Srikureja combines his advanced training, compassionate bedside manner and state of the art technology to make visiting the dentist as pleasant as possible. For patients with more advanced anxiety, Dr. Srikureja may discuss sedation dentistry as an option for calming nerves. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for patients to receive the dental care they need without fear or anxiety. More procedures can be performed in a single visit, saving the patient time and money. Our sedation options are very safe and effective at helping anxious patients receive the dental care they need.

At Montclair Plaza Dental Office our dental care team understands that dental anxiety can be prohibitive to your oral wellness. Whether your fear comes from a past experience, or if you feel anxious about cost, the condition of your smile, or fear the unknown, we can help you.

Our team is highly skilled, specially trained, and naturally compassionate and welcoming. We help patients overcome their dental anxiety through patient education and personalized attention. Led by Dr. Srikureja get to know our patients, we never rush through appointments, and always take the time to answer questions and explain your treatment plan.

Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered through a mask that delivers an odorless gas which relaxes and calms you. The effects of nitrous oxide work really fast and are totally reversible. Patients are in control of their bodily functions and can respond to the staff, but are completely relaxed and most likely will not remember their treatment. Nitrous oxide is considered to be a safe sedation method for dental work.

Oral Conscious Sedation – This option is administered in pill form. Oral sedation will enable you to be responsive and in control of your bodily functions while feeling completely relaxed throughout your procedure. This type of sedation may take several hours to completely wear off and patients will need to arrange for transportation after treatment. Most patients will have no memory of their dental procedure.

Request a Consultation

If you experience dental anxiety, contact our Montclair, CA dentist office to learn more about how high quality, compassionate dentistry can help you improve your oral health, and quality of life. You can request your personalized dental consultation by calling our office 909-920-0696 or request an appointment using our online form.